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Max Roach

Artist:
Herman Leonard, 1923 - 2010  Search this
Sitter:
Max Roach, 10 Jan 1924 - 16 Aug 2007  Search this
Medium:
Selenium-toned gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 36.5 × 30.2cm (14 3/8 × 11 7/8")
Sheet: 50.4 × 40.5cm (19 13/16 × 15 15/16")
Frame: 71.8 × 56.5 × 3.8 cm (28 1/4 × 22 1/4 × 1 1/2")
Culture:
Max Roach: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Place:
United States\New York\Kings\New York
Date:
1950 (printed 1998)
Topic:
Interior  Search this
Costume\Dress Accessory\Eyeglasses  Search this
Equipment\Sound Devices\Microphone  Search this
Equipment\Smoking Implements\Cigarette  Search this
Music\Musical instrument\Drum  Search this
Max Roach: Male  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Max Roach: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Max Roach: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Drummer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution
Object number:
NPG.2014.111.24
Restrictions & Rights:
© Herman Leonard Photography LLC
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2014.111.24

Max Roach

Artist:
Philippe Lévy-Stab, born 1967  Search this
Sitter:
Max Roach, 10 Jan 1924 - 16 Aug 2007  Search this
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
Image: 20 x 20.2 cm (7 7/8 x 7 15/16")
Sheet: 30.3 x 23.5 cm (11 15/16 x 9 1/4")
Culture:
Max Roach: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Photograph
Place:
France\Île-de-France\Ville de Paris, Départment de\Paris
Date:
1995
Topic:
Max Roach: Male  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Max Roach: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Max Roach: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Drummer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Credit Line:
National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution; gift of Philippe Levy-Stab
Object number:
NPG.2004.131
Restrictions & Rights:
© 2005 Philippe Levy-Stab
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National Portrait Gallery Collection
Data Source:
National Portrait Gallery
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NPG.2004.131

Max Roach, 1973

Photograph by:
David D. Spitzer, American  Search this
Subject of:
Max Roach, American, 1924 - 2007  Search this
Medium:
silver and photographic gelatin on photographic paper
Dimensions:
H x W (Image): 9 5/16 x 13 3/4 in. (23.6 x 35 cm)
H x W (Sheet): 9 5/8 x 13 7/8 in. (24.5 x 35.3 cm)
H x W (Matted): 16 x 20 in. (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
Type:
gelatin silver prints
portraits
Place captured:
New York City, New York, United States, North and Central America
Date:
1973
Topic:
African American  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
Photography  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of David D. Spitzer
Object number:
2012.164.17
Restrictions & Rights:
© David D. Spitzer
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Photography
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2012.164.17

We Insist! Max Roach's - Freedom Now Suite

Composed by:
Max Roach, American, 1924 - 2007  Search this
Written by:
Oscar Brown, American, 1926 - 2005  Search this
Recorded by:
Max Roach, American, 1924 - 2007  Search this
Abbey Lincoln, American, 1930 - 2010  Search this
Published by:
MiruMir Music Publishing, Russian, founded 2004  Search this
Medium:
vinyl, cardboard
Dimensions:
Diameter (.a, album): 11 13/16 in. (30 cm)
H x W (.b, album jacket): 12 5/16 × 12 5/16 in. (31.3 × 31.3 cm)
Type:
long-playing records
Date:
1960; re-released 2013
Topic:
African American  Search this
Civil Rights  Search this
Composers (Musicians)  Search this
Instrumentalists (Musicians)  Search this
Jazz (Music)  Search this
United States--History--1953-1961  Search this
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History and Culture, Gift of the Estate of Max Roach
Object number:
2015.103.3ab
Restrictions & Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
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National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Classification:
Media Arts-Audio Recordings
Exhibition:
Musical Crossroads
On View:
NMAAHC (1400 Constitution Ave NW), National Mall Location, Culture/Fourth Floor, 4 053
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmaahc_2015.103.3ab
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Elysses; Cuddles

Recording artist:
Jay Jay Johnson Boppers  Search this
Roach, Max  Search this
Getz, Stan  Search this
Terry Gibbs New Jazz Stars  Search this
Maker:
New Jazz  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States: New York, New York City
Date made:
1949
Subject:
Music  Search this
Related Publication:
Jazz Records 1942-1968, Vol. 4c: J - Ki
Jazz Records 1942-1967, Vol. 4a: Ell - Goo
Credit Line:
Gift of Lucy C. Shain in memory of James Lewis Shain
ID Number:
1978.0670.344
Maker number:
803
Accession number:
1978.0670
Catalog number:
1978.0670.344
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Sound Recordings
Popular Entertainment
Family & Social Life
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_672098
Additional Online Media:

Roach, Max; Session Reports

Collection Creator:
Dorn, Joel, 1942-2007  Search this
Container:
Box 13, Folder 2
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
July 1968 - June 1972
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Archives Center cost-recovery and use fees may apply when requesting reproductions.
Collection Citation:
Joel Dorn Papers, 1967-1982, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Joel Dorn Papers
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0536-ref194

Roach, Max--Keystone Korner, San Fransisco

Collection Creator:
Contractor, Navroze  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 20
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1979
Collection Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Collection Rights:
Copyright restrictions; contact staff for information.
Collection Citation:
Navroze Contractor Photographs, 1978-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
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Navroze Contractor Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0569-ref531

The Master

Depicted:
Roach, Max  Search this
Maker:
Peter Bodge  Search this
Measurements:
overall: 60.8 cm x 46 cm; 23 15/16 in x 18 1/8 in
Object Name:
print
Place made:
United States: Massachusetts, Newburyport
Date made:
1986
ID Number:
2003.0359.03
Accession number:
2003.0359
Catalog number:
2003.0359.03
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Cultural and Community Life: Musical Instruments
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1255583

Another Hair-Do; Blue Bird

Recording artist:
Parker, Charlie  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Roach, Max  Search this
Maker:
Savoy  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Date made:
1947
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
Related Publication:
Jazz Records 1942-1962, Vol. 6: O - R
Credit Line:
Gift of Tracie Schneider, The James Lewis Shain Sound Recording Collection in memory of Isadore Schneider
ID Number:
2014.0105.63
Accession number:
2014.0105
Catalog number:
2014.0105.63
Maker number:
961
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1463860

George Morrow, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins and Kenny Dorham on stage

Subject:
Dorham, Kenny  Search this
Morrow, George  Search this
Roach, Max  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
196-?
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Jazz musicians  Search this
Music  Search this
Musicians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)17576
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Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1880-1986, bulk, 1935-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_17576
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List of jazz musicians who visited Gertrude Abercrombie's home

Creator:
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Subject:
Abercrombie, Gertrude  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy  Search this
Parker, Charlie  Search this
Roach, Max  Search this
Rollins, Sonny  Search this
Type:
Writings
Date:
circa 1963
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Record number:
(DSI-AAA)19573
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Gertrude Abercrombie papers, 1880-1986, bulk, 1935-1977
Data Source:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:AAADCD_item_19573
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Klactoveedsedstene; Charlie's Wig

Recording artist:
Parker, Charlie  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Roach, Max  Search this
Johnson, J. J.  Search this
Maker:
Dial  Search this
Physical Description:
shellac (overall material)
Measurements:
overall: 10 in; 25.4 cm
Object Name:
sound recording
Place made:
United States
Subject:
Jazz  Search this
Related Publication:
Jazz Records 1942-1962, Vol. 6: O - R
Credit Line:
Gift of Tracie Schneider, The James Lewis Shain Sound Recording Collection in memory of Isadore Schneider
ID Number:
2014.0105.66
Accession number:
2014.0105
Catalog number:
2014.0105.66
Maker number:
1040
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Cultural and Community Life: Entertainment
Music & Musical Instruments
Popular Entertainment
Data Source:
National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nmah_1463864

Max Roach - Modern Jazz Room

Artist:
LeRoy Neiman, 8 Jun 1921 - 20 Jun 2012  Search this
Sitter:
Max Roach, 10 Jan 1924 - 16 Aug 2007  Search this
Medium:
Mixed media on paper mounted on board
Dimensions:
55.9 × 48.3cm (22 × 19")
Culture:
Max Roach: American\African American  Search this
Type:
Mixed Media
Date:
1957
Topic:
Abstract  Search this
Max Roach: Male  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Composer  Search this
Max Roach: Education\Educator\Professor  Search this
Max Roach: Education\Educator\Teacher\Music  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Jazz  Search this
Max Roach: Performing Arts\Performer\Musician\Drummer  Search this
Portrait  Search this
Object number:
NY990679
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Catalog of American Portraits
Data Source:
Catalog of American Portraits
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:npg_NY990679

Navroze Contractor Photographs

Creator:
Contractor, Navroze  Search this
Names:
Keystone Korner (San Francisco, Cal.).  Search this
Bang, Billy (musician)  Search this
Bridgewater, Cecil (musician)  Search this
Hill, Calvin (musician)  Search this
Jarrett, Keith (musician)  Search this
Knepper, Jimmy (musician)  Search this
Mangelsdorf, Albert (musician)  Search this
Moore, Eddie (musician)  Search this
Roach, Max (musician)  Search this
Rollins, Sonny (musician)  Search this
Shaw, Woody (musician)  Search this
White, Michael (musician)  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic feet (1 box)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Place:
California -- San Francisco
Date:
1978-1995
Summary:
Black-and-white photographic prints depicting jazz musician Eddie Moore and musicians who played in tribute to Moore that include Billy Bang, Cecil Bridgewater, Calvin Hill, Keith Jarrett, Jimmy Knepper, Albert Mangelsdorf, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, Woody Shaw, and Michael White. Many of the photographs were taken at San Francisco's Keystone Korner, a popular jazz venue in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s.
Scope and Contents note:
The Navroze Contractor Photograph Collection consists of twenty-three black and white photographic prints depicting jazz drummer Eddie Moore (1940-1989) performing in California and India, musicians who played with Moore, and musicians who performed a 1995 tribute concert to Moore in Oakland, California. In addition there are photographs of Moore=s family that were taken at their Farallones Street home in San Francisco, California.

The collection contains unmounted 16x20 photographic prints. Interesting musicians in this collection include Eddie Moore, Max Roach, Sonny Rollins, and Woody Shaw. Other photographs of interest are those taken in San Francisco at Keystone Korner, which was one of the most important Awest coast@ jazz venues in the United States during the 1970s and early 1980s. The photographs are organized in alphabetical order by performers last name.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into one series. Arranged alphabetically by subject.
Biographical/Historical note:
Navroze Contractor is a highly acclaimed cinematographer and photographer. He studied painting and photography at the Faculty of Fine Arts, M.S. University, Baroda, film direction at the Film & Television Institute of India, Pune, cinematography under master director of photography, Laszlo Kovacs, at Rockport, Maine, and video production at Sony Corporation, Tokyo, Japan. Contractor=s feature film credits include Duvidha (1972, directed by Mani Kaul), 22nd June, 1897 (1979, directed by Nachiket Patwardhan), Percy (1989, directed by Pervez Merwanji), Hun Hunshi Hunshilal (Love In The Time Of Malaria) (1991, directed by Sanjiv Shah) and Devara Kadu (1992, directed by Pattabhi Rama Reddy). In addition to his professional interests, Contractor is an avid aficionado of jazz performed in both the United States and India.
Provenance:
Collection donated by DEN Productions, through Navroze Contractor, February 1, 1997.
Restrictions:
The collection is open for research. Gloves required with unprotected photographs.
Rights:
Copyright restrictions; contact staff for information.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz -- 1970-2000  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 1950-2000
Citation:
Navroze Contractor Photographs, 1978-1995, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0569
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Navroze Contractor Photographs
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0569
Additional Online Media:

Sit down and listen : the story of Max Roach Charles Fox

Author:
Fox, Charles 1921-1991-  Search this
Smithsonian Libraries African Art Index Project DSI  Search this
Subject:
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Type:
Articles
Place:
United States
Date:
1985
Topic:
Jazz musicians  Search this
Jazz--History and criticism  Search this
Call number:
ML3556 .R38
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1000000

Herman Leonard Photographic Collection

Creator:
Leonard, Herman, 1923-2010  Search this
Source:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Former owner:
Musical History, Division of (NMAH, SI)  Search this
Names:
Armstrong, Louis, 1900-1971  Search this
Baker, Chet  Search this
Bennett, Tony, 1926-  Search this
Blakey, Art, 1919-1990  Search this
Brown, Clifford Mr  Search this
Camero, Candido, 1921-  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Cole, Nat King, 1917-1965  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Eckstine, Billy  Search this
Ellington, Duke, 1899-1974  Search this
Fitzgerald, Ella  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Getz, Stan, 1927-1991  Search this
Gillespie, Dizzy, 1917-  Search this
Gordon, Dexter, 1923-1990  Search this
Haig, Al, 1924-1982  Search this
Heath, Percy, 1923-2005  Search this
Holiday, Billie, 1915-1959  Search this
Horne, Lena  Search this
Marsalis, Wynton, 1961-  Search this
Monk, Thelonious  Search this
Mulligan, Gerry  Search this
Parker, Charlie, 1920-1955  Search this
Pettiford, Oscar, 1922-1960  Search this
Roach, Max  Search this
Russell, Curly  Search this
Sims, Zoot  Search this
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998  Search this
Stitt, Sonny  Search this
Strayhorn, Billy (William Thomas), 1915-1967  Search this
Terry, Clark  Search this
Washington, Dinah, 1924-1963  Search this
Webster, Ben  Search this
Young, Lester, 1909-1959  Search this
Extent:
5.6 Cubic feet (10 boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
1948-1993
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 110 black-and-white photographic prints depicting musicians performing at various American and European jazz clubs between 1948 and 1991. The collection contains mounted and unmounted 11" x 14" and 16" x 20" prints made by Leonard. Artists represented among these photographs are Billie Holiday, Charlie Parker, Dizzy Gillespie, Duke Ellington, Frank Sinatra, Lester Young, Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, and Thelonious Monk. The photographs are organized into three series: Series 1: 11"x 14" prints, Series 2: 16" x 20" prints, and Series 3: Addenda. The series are arranged alphabetically by performer's last name. Unmatted 16" x 20" prints can be found in box 2 but are listed alphabetically by performer.
Biographical / Historical:
Herman Leonard (1923‑ ) was born in Allentown, Pennsylvania and served as a military photographer in Burma during World War II. He earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in photography from Ohio University and began working with Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian portraitist. Settling in New York in 1949, Leonard began photographing jazz musicians at various jazz clubs on Broadway and Fifty‑Second Streets, and in Harlem for such publications as Cosmopolitan, Esquire, Life, Look, Playboy, and Time. He later to Paris to begin a fashion and advertising business. He also continued photographing jazz musicians. In 1988 Leonard presented his first exhibition, "Images of Jazz," in London. This show established his reputation as a leading photographer of jazz and sparked further shows and publications.
Provenance:
The Herman Leonard Photographs were donated to the National Museum of American History by Mr. Leonard on December 17, 1991 and in 2006.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
The Archives Center does not own the rights to the Leonard photographs. All requests for permission to use these photographs for non‑museum purposes must be addressed directly to Herman Leonard at (504) 286‑2444.
Topic:
Jazz musicians -- United States  Search this
Jazz  Search this
Music -- 20th century  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs -- Black-and-white photoprints -- Silver gelatin -- 19th-20th century
Citation:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection, 1948-1993, Archives Center, National Museum of American History.
Identifier:
NMAH.AC.0445
See more items in:
Herman Leonard Photographic Collection
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nmah-ac-0445
Additional Online Media:

Jazz Artists (Gordon-Washington)

Collection Creator:
Abercrombie, Gertrude, 1909-1977  Search this
Container:
Box 6, Folder 9
Type:
Archival materials
Date:
1947, undated
Scope and Contents note:
Gordon, Dexter and Melba Liston

Harris, Bill

Hawkins, Coleman

Hines, Earl

Jackson, David

Krissly, Swiss

Liston, Melba ( -- see -- : Gordon, Dexter and Melba Liston)

McGhee, Howard

Orlando

Parker, Charlie

Phillips, Joe "Flip"

Potter, Tommy

Roach, Max

Rollins, Sonny

Sinatra, Frank

Thompson, Sonny

Vaughn, Sarah

Venturo, Charlie

Washington, Leon
Collection Restrictions:
Use of original papers requires an appointment.
Collection Rights:
The Gertrude Abercrombie papers are owned by the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution. Literary rights as possessed by the donor have been dedicated to public use for research, study, and scholarship. The collection is subject to all copyright laws.
Collection Citation:
The Gertrude Abercrombie papers, circa 1880-1986, bulk 1935-1977. Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Gertrude Abercrombie papers
Archival Repository:
Archives of American Art
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-aaa-abergert-ref139

The Fabulous Bird [sound recording]

Performer:
Parker, Charlie 1920-1955  Search this
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Garner, Erroll  Search this
Davis, Miles  Search this
Callender, Red  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Date:
195x
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Saxophone  Search this
Local number:
Jazztone 1214
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_356207

Study In Brown [sound recording]

Performer:
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Brown, Clifford  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Trumpet  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
EmArcy 36037
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358149

Freedom Now Suite [sound recording]

Performer:
Roach, Max 1924-2007  Search this
Liner notes:
Hentoff, Nat  Search this
Physical description:
1 phonograph record : analog, 33 1/3 rpm ; 12 in
Culture:
Americans  Search this
African American  Search this
Type:
Musical sound recordings
Place:
United States
Date:
1980
Topic:
Jazz  Search this
Drum  Search this
Local number:
Columbia 36390
Restrictions & Rights:
Restrictions on access. rrr
Data Source:
Ralph Rinzler Folklife Archives and Collections
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_358821

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